New Zealand has a waste problem. We are disposing more and more waste into landfill.
The landfill levy is one of the most effective tools we have to help us change. The Government proposed increasing the levy and applying it to more landfill types.
The consultation closed on 3 February 2020.
The Government has confirmed its plan
The Government has confirmed its plans to increase and expand the waste levy to divert material from landfill. It will use the revenue gathered from the waste disposal levy for resource recovery and waste minimisation.
What you told us
The Ministry received 479 submissions on the waste levy consultation document.
Summary of submissions
Submissions received via the online form are included in this Excel sheet.
Submissions provided by email are provided below and linked to from the Excel sheet.
What was proposed
Cost-benefit analysis of the proposals
The Ministry commissioned the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of the proposals to increase the levy rate and apply it to more landfills.